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Life Sciences - Dec 2
Mikhail Shapiro , professor of chemical engineering and an investigator with the Heritage Medical Research Institute, has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) to fund his research into acoustic biosensors-genetically engineered protein structures that allow ultrasound imaging of genetic and protein activity in cells within living organisms.
Astronomy - Dec 2

After one year of preliminary design and several reviews, NASA has confirmed the Caltech-led Lunar Trailblazer mission to proceed to final design and build. Selected in June 2019 with planned flight system delivery in October 2022, the Lunar Trailblazer mission targets one of the most surprising discoveries of the decade: the presence of water on the Moon.

Environment - Nov 20

Declaration to the G20 is the alliance's first initiative On November 18, the International Universities Climate Alliance (IUCA), of which Caltech is a member, issued a declaration to the G20 leaders urging them to work toward a zero-emission future.

Health - Nov 17

Methods used to help robots walk and autonomous cars drive can also help epidemiologists predict the spread of the pandemic When the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns brought an abrupt halt to their research this spring, robotics engineers at Caltech and the University of Michigan took tools that were originally created to help robots to walk and autonom

History - Nov 10

In a story of lost and stolen books and scrupulous detective work across continents, a Caltech historian and his former student have unearthed previously uncounted copies of Isaac Newton's groundbreaking science book Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica , known more colloquially as the Principia .

Astronomy - Nov 4

A suite of radio antennas, including those making up Caltech's STARE2 (Survey for Transient Astronomical Radio Emission 2) project, together with other groundand space-based observatories, have captured overwhelming evidence to help unlock the mysterious cause of cosmic blasts known as fast radio bursts, or FRBs.

Health - Nov 26

Researchers hope the model can inform public health decision-making amid the pandemic A new model for predicting COVID-19's impact using artificial intelligence (AI) dramatically outperforms other models, so much so that it has attracted the interest of public health officials across the country.

Astronomy - Nov 18

Sixteen years ago, a team of astronomers working for NASA's now-defunct Galaxy Evolution Explorer mission, known as GALEX, spotted a star with an unusual ultraviolet ring around it in images obtained by the space telescope.

Environment - Nov 17

Seeding the atmosphere with aerosols would not prevent high atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations from destabilizing low-lying clouds, opening the door to extreme warming Pumping aerosols into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight, thus cooling Earth, is one last-ditch method for dealing with climate change.

Social Sciences - Nov 6

As ballots continue to be counted across the United States, a group of Caltech-affiliated researchers has released a book that examines how voters and other stakeholders can evaluate whether an election has been conducted freely and fairly.

Physics - Oct 29

Colleges and universities around the world, Caltech included, have spent much of 2020 adapting to fully remote instruction because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant Jensen, Caltech professor of biophysics and biology, however, has found himself ahead of the curve.




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